Summary

                            A bill to improve the control and management of invasive species that threaten and harm Federal land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate
Federal Land Invasive Species Control, Prevention, and Management Act

This bill directs each agency concerned (the Department of the Interior for
federal land administered through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land
Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, or U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service; the Department of Agriculture [USDA] for federal land
administered through the U.S. Forest Service; and any other federal agency the
duties of which require planning related to, and the treatment of, invasive
species on federal land) to plan and carry out activities on land directly
managed by the agency concerned to control and manage invasive species in order
to inhibit or reduce their populations and to effectuate restoration or
reclamation efforts. 

 The agency concerned shall develop a strategic plan for the implementation of
an invasive species program that endeavors to achieve a substantive annual net
reduction of invasive species populations or infested acreage on land managed by
that agency. 

 Each strategic plan shall be developed: (1) in coordination with eligible
states, their political subdivisions, and federally recognized Indian tribes;
and (2) according to the priorities established by at least one governor of an
eligible state in which an ecosystem affected by an invasive species is located. 

 The agency concerned shall prioritize the use of the least costly option
necessary to perform effectively, based on sound scientific data and other
commonly used cost-effective benchmarks in an area. 

 Projects and activities carried out under this bill must be coordinated with
affected local governments according to certain criteria regarding the
development and revision of land use plans under the Federal Land Policy and
Management Act of 1976.



                        

Actions

  • Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

    Mar 2nd, 2017
  • Introduced in Senate

    Mar 2nd, 2017